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Children (Scotland) Act 2020

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Regard to be had to child's views

    1. 1.Proceedings under Children (Scotland) Act 1995

    2. 2.Proceedings under Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

    3. 3.Proceedings under Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

  3. Vulnerable witnesses and parties

    1. 4.Vulnerable witnesses: prohibition of personal conduct of case

    2. 5.Vulnerable witnesses: requirement to consider special measures without application in certain cases

    3. 6.Hearing to ascertain if case involves vulnerable witnesses

    4. 7.Register of solicitors for section 22B of the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004

    5. 8.Vulnerable parties

  4. Register for child welfare reporters

    1. 9.Establishment of register

  5. Contact

    1. 10.Regulation of provision of contact services

    2. 11.Referrals by solicitors to contact services

    3. 12.Arrangements for contact services

    4. 13.Promotion of contact between looked after children and siblings

    5. 14.Duty to consider contact when making etc. compulsory supervision order

  6. Further provision about orders under section 11(1) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995

    1. 15.Clarification of order-making power

    2. 16.Factors to be considered before making order

    3. 17.Curators ad litem

    4. 18.Duty to consider child's best interests when allowing access to information

    5. 19.Local authority reporters

    6. 20.Explanation of decisions to the child

    7. 21.Duty to ensure availability of child advocacy services

    8. 22.Failure to obey order

  7. Alternative dispute resolution

    1. 23.Funding for alternative dispute resolution

    2. 24.Pilot scheme for mandatory alternative dispute resolution meetings

  8. Children's hearings

    1. 25.Opportunity to participate in hearing

    2. 26.Appeal against relevant person decision

    3. 27.Appeals to Sheriff Appeal Court and Court of Session

  9. Miscellaneous provisions

    1. 28.Conferral of parental responsibilities and parental rights: births registered outwith UK

    2. 29.Extension to sheriff of enforcement powers under Family Law Act 1986

    3. 30.Delay in proceedings likely to prejudice child's welfare

  10. Final provisions

    1. 31.Review of children's ability to participate

    2. 32.Power to replace descriptions with actual dates

    3. 33.Ancillary provision

    4. 34.Commencement

    5. 35.Short title

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